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Magnets ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 1.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 5.0

Overall: 3.0

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Magnets Spot ID

Hori Bay and Magnets from Pepin Island photo


Photo credit: Rob Davies

Type: reef

Reliability: rarely breaks

Best: Swell NW | Wind SE

Sea Temperature Today is: 20.7 °C

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Thursday, 18 January 2018, 13:21 Local time
Thursday 18
Wave (m) 2.3
Period (s) 10 10 9 9
Wind (km/h) 20
N 20
N 15
N 15
Wind State cross-

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Magnets in Nelson - Tasman Bay is an exposed reef break. Spring and Summer provide the optimum conditions. Offshore winds blow from the southeast with some shelter here from southeast winds. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the northwest. No reef break here. An uncrowded break, even when it is working. Beware of - Urchins - Rocks.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Whangamoa, 2 km from Magnets.

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Magnets Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Parautane Way Todds Valley wx, 18 km from Magnets.

light winds from the E

Air temperature
19.2 °C

Current weather near Magnets

Overall Magnets Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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  • The closest passenger airport to Magnets is Nelson Airport (NSN) in New Zealand, 32 km (20 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Magnets is Woodbourne Airport (BHE), also in New Zealand, 54 km (34 miles) away.
  • Third is Wellington International Airport (WLG) in New Zealand, 111 km (69 miles) away.
  • Paraparaumu Airport (PPQ) in New Zealand is 126 km (78 miles) away.
  • Westport Airport (WSZ), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Magnets and is 175 km (109 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Magnets, Nelson - Tasman Bay. Use the tab navigation above to view Magnets sea temperature, Magnets photographs, Magnets detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Magnets webcams, current wind from Nelson - Tasman Bay live weather stations and Magnets tide predictions. The New Zealand swell maps link will open up the big picture showing New Zealand and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from New Zealand wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Magnets.